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sbl
08-22-2006, 07:14 PM
Stealth fighter
This Cuban woman toiled as a man in the Civil War. So why has no one heard of her?

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/articles/2006/08/22/stealth_fighter/



Lady in Gray
The Civil War tale of Loreta Janeta Velazquez -- aka Lt. Harry T. Buford -- is a different kind of soldier's story.

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/dispatch/2004-09-14/cover_story.html

bizzilizzit
08-22-2006, 07:35 PM
Stealth fighter
This Cuban woman toiled as a man in the Civil War. So why has no one heard of her?

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She's not a secret. Most people cannot tell if her story is that of a hero or from a great imagination.
Elizabeth

Doug Cooper
08-22-2006, 07:41 PM
Stealth fighter
This Cuban woman toiled as a man in the Civil War. So why has no one heard of her?

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/articles/2006/08/22/stealth_fighter/



Lady in Gray
The Civil War tale of Loreta Janeta Velazquez -- aka Lt. Harry T. Buford -- is a different kind of soldier's story.

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/dispatch/2004-09-14/cover_story.html

She says she fought at Bull Run, Balls Bluff, Fort Donelson and Shiloh and was in a Louisiana infantry unit. Unless she was a member of several different units in 3 separate armies over a perod of 10 monts, that did not happen. There is noone by either of her full names in the data base for Louisiana or CS soldiers. Oops...so much for credibility.

sbl
08-23-2006, 04:26 PM
"..Everything we know about Velazquez comes from her memoirs, 'The Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures and travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Otherwise Known as Lieutenant Harry T Buford, Confederate States Army. How much of it is true is unknown. Various historians have doubted its veracity for lack of any concrete evidence...."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loreta_Janeta_Velazquez

Army30th
08-23-2006, 10:57 PM
It has long been speculated that this woman either embellished her story alot or completely made it up to sell a book.

Gary
08-27-2006, 09:32 AM
When was it written? During the Reconstruction and before Reconciliation, there was a fear of retaliation and it sometimes the writer changed the participant's name to disguise their identity.